There are a few words often associated with Pinterest. Addictive, creative, inspiring. You can begin a life changing physical fitness transformation with motivational quotes and exercises to get you through it all. You can outfit your dream closet with options right down to the purse and bracelets for each look. Dream home? HGTV has nothing on my Interior Design board. Hairstyles? Endless possibilities. Baking and party planning? I planned Baby Olive’s 1st birthday party using Pinterest alone. Sometimes things seem so easy to do but end up turning out not so well. Here’s one I found that didn’t have a favorable end result.
That was not my project. I just laughed my ass off because it very well would have been if I were to try it.
Then there are beautiful hairstyles with long, flowing, curly hair that makes every girl drool. Rich color and cool ombre. But there seems to be a bit of trickery here. I was admiring the girl with the long chestnut hair, and as I was scrolling through the hair and beauty category I came across the same girl, sitting in the same chair, same pose and same lady in the background, only the chestnut hair was pink and purple.
Looks like the photoshopper missed a strand towards the bottom.
Then there are the nails. The nail art is so detailed and perfect that I often wonder if some of are the result of photoshop as well. It’s not like I am a huge fan of having baby ducks painted on my nails, but some of the more subtle art isn’t bad. I tried the tape method to paint some stripes and that was a bust. Then I came across a picture of how to paint polkadots using a pin and a pencil eraser. Basically you stick a pin into the eraser, dip the end of the pin into the paint and place a dot on your nail. Does it work? Here are some of my pictures:
NAILED IT!!! It was so easy! I used Zoya Petra for the dark purple color and Zoya Marley for the light lilac on my ring finger. Once Marley was dry, I dipped the pin into Petra and placed the dots on top. About an hour later, I used CND Super Shiny topcoat to give it a glossy look and to seal the dots. I think it’s pretty cute for a girl that doesn’t like over-the-top nails. Even Mr. Olive thought it was pretty cool.
After failed attempts at cake pops, fishtail braids and glitter eyeliner I finally succeeded at a Pinterest project. Check that off of my bucket list.
So now I want to hear your Pinterest successes and/or failures. What are some of the craziest things you have seen?
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